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Google Just Made a Big Move in Its War Against the iPhone
Google announced on Thursday that it would pay $1.1 billion to acquire certain employees from the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC. The maneuver is a big play by Google to make its Pixel smartphone a more formidable opponent to Apple’s iPhone. Although Google controls the software that’s distributed on more than 2 billion Android phones worldwide, it doesn’t have much influence on how the actual devices are made. If you take a look at the world’s smartphone landscape, the market is clearly divided between Apple and Samsung. Apple’s iPhones account for 12% of global smartphone shipments, while Sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Eadicicco Tags: Uncategorized Android Google HTC Smartphones Source Type: news

How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes?
Mexico has had an earthquake early-warning system for decades, and other countries that get earthquakes — Japan, Taiwan — have them, too. The U.S. does not. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who spent years working with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a system. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Mexico City Earthquake Is a Warning for Americans
We are only beginning to understand the full damage of the earthquake in Mexico City: at least 230 dead, including at least 21 schoolchildren; nearly 50 buildings flattened; entire communities without power or cell phone coverage. It’s a grim reminder of just how devastating a seismic event can be. But what is particularly chilling is that this quake could have been much worse. Monday’s earthquake was an M 7.1. That M stands for “magnitude,” or the amount of energy released in a quake. Magnitude is measured exponentially: in other words, the 1906 quake that leveled San Francisco, an estimated M 7.8,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathryn Miles Tags: Uncategorized Disasters Mexico Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

Three-tier five-level preventive strategy for domestic violence and sexual violence prevention in Taiwan - Chang HY, Lin CY, Liu SY.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Convergent evolution of mimetic butterflies confounds classification
(City College of New York) David Lohman, associate professor of biology at The City College of New York's Division of Science, is co-author of a landmark paper on butterflies 'An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias H ü bner, 1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).' Lohman and his colleagues from Taiwan and Indonesia revise the taxonomy of Asian palmflies in the genus Elymnias in light of a forthcoming study on the butterflies' evolutionary history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

RoviSys Strengthens Asia Presence, Caters to Taiwan and Greater China...
RoviSys announces opening of a new office in Taiwan; Will continue bringing independent, customer-focused automation solutions to the Taiwan and Greater China.(PRWeb September 20, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14712658.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Schools Seek to Help Immigrants Amid Mixed Signals on DACA
(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high. Amid the uncertainty, colleges and universities are stepping up efforts to protect students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, telling them to be hopeful but plan for the worst. Harvard University has opened a round-the-clock emergency hotline for immigrants in the program. The University of Illinois at Chicago has posted advice on what to do if federal agents show up on campus. UC Ber...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jocelyn Gecker and Sophia Tareen / AP Tags: Uncategorized DACA Immigration onetime Source Type: news

IMDEA Networks connects to the 5G world at 2017 Taipei 5G Summit
(IMDEA Networks Institute) Professor Arturo Azcorra, IMDEA Networks' director and one of the top European experts on the fifth generation of mobile communication networks (5G), participated as an invited speaker in the 4th Taipei 5G Summit, « The Power of New Radio& Edge Intelligence » under the invitation of the 5G office of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Taipei summit has provided important clues about the future of 5G network technology as the driving force behind an unprecedented transformation in the world of business and communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The impact of alcohol policies on alcohol-attributable diseases in Taiwan: a population-based study - Ying YH, Weng YC, Chang K.
This study assumes that alcohol-related drivi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

China Flexes Controversial New Law as Taiwanese Activist Pleads Guilty to Subversion
(YUEYANG, China) — A Taiwanese activist has pleaded guilty to subverting state power in China’s first prosecution of a nonprofit worker on criminal charges since Beijing passed a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations. “I spread articles that maliciously attacked the Communist Party of China, China’s existing system and China’s government,” the activist, Lee Ming-che, told the court in the central Chinese city of Yueyang. Lee said he also organized people and wrote articles “intended to subvert the state’s power.” Subversion of state power i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Wang / AP Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Taiwan Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Hip fracture risk in patients with burn injury: a retrospective cohort study in Taiwan - Kaewboonchoo O, Sung FC, Lin CL, Hsu HC, Kuo CT.
This work aimed to evaluate the hip fracture risk for patients with burn injury. A total of 16,430 patients with burn injury had an adjusted hazard ratio of 1.54 to encounter a hip fracture, compared with controls without the injury. These results encourag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Association between chronic periodontitis and the risk of Alzheimer ’s disease: a retrospective, population-based, matched-cohort study
Alzheimer's Research& Therapy20179:56https://doi.org/10.1186/s13195-017-0282-6© The Author(s). 2017Received:24 April 2017Accepted:27 June 2017Published:8 August 2017AbstractBackgroundAlthough recent short-term cross-sectional studies have revealed that chronic periodontitis (CP) may be a risk factor for increased cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer ’s disease (AD), systematic reviews and long-term longitudinal studies have provided less clear evidence regarding the relationship between CP and AD. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective cohort study using th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

One-year readmission risk and mortality after hip fracture surgery: a national population-based study in taiwan - Lee TC, Ho PS, Lin HT, Ho ML, Huang HT, Chang JK.
Early readmission following hip fracture (HFx) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We conducted a survival analysis of patients with readmission within 1 year after HFx to elucidate the trend and predictors for readmission. We used Taiwan Nati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New species of crab with unusual outgrowths has its name written in the stars
(Pensoft Publishers) A new 'star crab' has been collected from red coral beds in Taiwan and reefs in the Philippines. This astonishing creature is distinct with its carapace and chelipeds covered in pointy protrusions, which become rounder and mushroom-shaped with age to resemble star-like outgrowths and granules. Scientists Dr. Peter Ng and Dr. Ming-Shiou Jeng describe the new species and report another rare crab spotted for the first time from the country, in the open-access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pain, bullying involvement, and mental health problems among children and adolescents with ADHD in Taiwan - Yeh YC, Huang MF, Wu YY, Hu HF, Yen CF.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationships of pain and pain-induced functional impairment with bullying involvement, as well as the relationships between pain and mental health problems among 474 children and adolescents with ADHD. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sanction changes and drunk-driving injuries/deaths in Taiwan - Chan YS, Chen CS, Huang L, Peng YI.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the major causes of traffic accidents in Taiwan. About 5% of injuries involve DUI, and nearly 20% of deaths are due to alcohol-related crashes. During early 2006 to the end of 2014, the authorities in Taiwan incr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Perceptions of activity-supportive environment and motorcycle use among urban Taiwanese adults - Lin CY, Liao Y.
This study examined the associati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gum disease linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
Conclusion This was an interesting study that identified a possible link between two conditions, but it may not be a strong enough piece of research to provide definitive estimates of the size of the risk. The study has a number of weaknesses: If the researchers had used more of the data available rather than taking a random sample to select a cohort, there may have been more cases of CP and AD to use in their analysis. This may have given a better insight into any association. The study did not give any details of how CP was treated or managed, so we don't know if there were any differences between people with CP who...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?
Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Long-term gum disease linked to Alzheimer's disease
(Reuters Health) - Chronic gum inflammation, known as periodontitis, is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Taiwan report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Differences in prevalence, socio-behavioral correlates, and psychosocial distress between club drug and hard drug use in Taiwan: results from the 2014 National Survey of Substance Use - Chen WJ, Wu SC, Tsay WI, Chen YT, Hsiao PC, Yu YH, Ting TT, Chen CY, Tu YK, Huang JH, Yang HJ, Li CY, Strong C, Yen CF, Yen CF, Hsu J.
This study examined variation between users of 'club' and 'hard' drugs in Taiwan in terms of prevalence of use and demographics and psychosocial characteristics. METHODS: Data were derived from a survey of 17,837 Taiwanese civilians, ag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Debris flow-induced topographic changes: effects of recurrent debris flow initiation - Chen CY, Wang Q.
Chushui Creek in Shengmu Village, Nantou County, Taiwan, was analyzed for recurrent debris flow using numerical modeling and geographic information system (GIS) spatial analysis. The two-dimensional water flood and mudflow simulation program FLO-2D were us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Effects of short forest bathing program on autonomic nervous system activity and mood states in middle-aged and elderly individuals - Yu CP, Lin CM, Tsai MJ, Tsai YC, Chen CY.
The present study investigated changes in autonomic nervous system activity and emotions after a short (2 h) forest bathing program (the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest) in the Xitou Nature Education Area (XNEA), Taiwan. One hundre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of pedestrian transportation facilities in Taiwan using linear regression and support vector regression - Chen SH, Wu CC, Li PY, Paramitha PA.
Walking is the most ancient and basic form of transportation. Any travel, long and short, will involve some form of walking. As societies continue to develop and population keeps growing, the level of services provided to accommodate this most basic form o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The protective effect of helmet use in motorcycle and bicycle accidents: a propensity score-matched study based on a trauma registry system - Kuo SCH, Kuo PJ, Rau CS, Chen YC, Hsieh HY, Hsieh CH.
BACKGROUND: Transportation by motorcycle and bicycle has become popular in Taiwan, this study was designed to investigate the protective effect of helmet use during motorcycle and bicycle accidents by using a propensity score-matched study based on trauma ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Alcohol linked to an increased risk of skin cancer
Conclusion These findings should be interpreted with care before concluding that an alcoholic drink per day increases your risk of skin cancer. There are several important cautions: These are only observational studies. It wouldn't be possible to randomise people to different alcohol intake and follow them to look at cancer development. And with observational studies, many other health, sociodemographic and lifestyle factors may be influencing the link between alcohol intake and cancer development. The studies differed considerably in terms of the influencing factors they took account of, with some adjusting for various ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Validation and reliability of Falls Risk for Hospitalized Older People (FRHOP): Taiwan version - Chang YW, Chang YH, Pan YL, Kao TW, Kao S.
A comprehensive fall risk assessment can provide information for effective prevention and intervention measures and reduce falls among hospitalized elderly people. The purpose of this study was to develop a Chinese version of an inpatient fall risk assessm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Foresee Pharmaceuticals Announces CEO Appointment
TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 31, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Foresee Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (6576.TWO) ("Foresee"), announced today the appointment of Dr. Lawrence Gan to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective ... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Foresee Pharmaceuticals (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wisconsin biotech industry optimistic about state ’ s Foxconn win
[Image courtesy of Google]Wisconsin’s biotech industry sees opportunity in Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn’s decision to spend $10 billion on a 3,000-employee plant in the state’s southeast. That’s because the 8K liquid crystal display (LCD) screens made at the new Foxconn campus could enable new medical solutions for surgical procedures, according to BioForward Wisconsin. “BioForward and Wisconsin’s biohealth community welcomes Foxconn to the state and looks forward to opportunities for collaboration,” BioForward Wisconsin CEO Lisa Johnson said in a news release. “A...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Contract Manufacturing News Well Donald Trump foxconn wisconsin Source Type: news

Second Sight Medical enters Russian market
Second Sight Medical (NSDQ:EYES) said today it entered the Russian market, with the 1st patient treated with its Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System in Moscow. The Argus II induces visual perception in blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa by stimulating of the retina’s remaining cells with electrical pulses, which allows for the perception of light patterns to the brain, the Sylmar, Calif.-based company said. The 1st implant was performed at the Federal State Institution & Clinical Research Center of the Federal Medico-Biological Agency at the end of June 2017 by a team of surgeons, with Dr. Paulo Stanga ...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic second-sight-medical Source Type: news

Policy conditions make or break leaders in biopharmaceutical innovation: Preliminary results from the 2017 BCI Survey
In a world of global investment flows, securing a larger portion of the $150 billion invested per year by the research-based biopharmaceutical industry is anyone ’s game. The 2017 results of the annualBiopharmaceutical Competitiveness& Investment (BCI) Survey, previewed at the International BIO Convention in San Diego in June, reveal that biopharmaceutical competitiveness turns on the policy conditions that countries decide to put in place. A number of BRICs and APAC countries punch below their weight in competitiveness because of detrimental policies for biopharmaceutical innovators. In contrast, the outstanding...
Source: The Catalyst - July 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Meir Pugatch Tags: Economic Impact Intellectual Property Policy Solutions Source Type: news

Guest Post: Policy conditions make or break leaders in biopharmaceutical innovation: Preliminary results from the 2017 BCI Survey
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.We are pleased to share a blog post from Professor Meir Pugatch, IPKM Professor of Valorisation, Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Maastricht and Managing D...
Source: The Catalyst - July 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Economic Impact Intellectual Property Policy Solutions Source Type: news

Demographic and clinical characteristics of carbon monoxide poisoning: nationwide data between 1999 and 2012 in Taiwan - Huang CC, Ho CH, Chen YC, Lin HJ, Hsu CC, Wang JJ, Su SB, Guo HR.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide poisoning (COP) is not uncommon, but nationwide epidemiological data are limited. We conducted a study in Taiwan to fill the data gaps. METHODS: We used a nationwide poisoning database to study all COP patients in Taiwan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Guided Therapeutics re-opens FDA discussions seeking LuViva PMA
Guided Therapeutics (OTC:GTHP) said today it re-entered discussions with the FDA about pursuing premarket approval for its LuViva advanced cervical scan device. The Norcross, Ga.-based company said the decision was prompted by “constructive” outcomes from previous meetings with the organization alongside a “perceived more favorable environment for device approvals under the new presidential administration” and a recent increase in FDA device approvals. As part of the plans to re-file for approval with the LuViva, the company said it is planning to launch a new clinical study of the device to co...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Guided Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

Association of benzodiazepine and Z-drug use with the risk of hospitalisation for fall-related injuries among older people: a nationwide nested case-control study in Taiwan - Yu NW, Chen PJ, Tsai HJ, Huang CW, Chiu YW, Tsay WI, Hsu J, Chang CM.
This study comprehensively investigated the association of BZD and Z-drug usage with the risk of hospitalisation for fall-related injuries in older pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Why you shouldn't try to escape America to avoid the coming collapse (and subsequent chaos)
(Natural News) With the signs of economic collapse, political turmoil and social chaos becoming more apparent to almost everyone, many people are asking, “Should I leave my home country” and try to escape to some other nation? As someone who has lived in Taiwan and Ecuador — and traveled throughout much of the world —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If human cloning happened: How the story of human cloning could unfold
Print section Print Rubric:  How the story of human cloning could unfold, and what it might reveal Print Headline:  Chips off the old block Print Fly Title:  If human cloning happened UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Liu Xiaobo’s death holds a message for China Fly Title:  If human cloning happened Location:  2050 Main image:  20170715_wid005.jpg IT HAD lo...
Source: Biotechnology - July 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Abzena and OBI Pharma sign licence deal for ThioBridge technology
UK-based life sciences group Abzena has signed a licensing contract and a master service and clinical supply agreement with Taiwanese biopharmaceutical company OBI Pharma to enable process development and manufacturing using ThioBridge. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

International profiles of healthcare systems
Overviews of the health care systems of Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health system organisation and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, efficiency and integration, use of information technology and evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms and innovations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower Risk of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients on Bisphosphonates Lower Risk of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients on Bisphosphonates
Patients with osteoarthritis who take bisphosphonates for their osteoporosis have a reduced risk of total knee arthroplasty, researchers from Taiwan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Mistaken identity of East Asian vine species resolved after 100 years
(Kobe University) New light has been shed on a misclassified vine species in the Ryukyu Islands of East Asia. This plant was first discovered in 1917 in Taiwan, when it was provisionally identified as Kadsura japonica. The plant was recently spotted again after 100 years, and further investigation proved that it was in fact a different species: Kadsura matsudae. The findings were published on June 30th in the online edition of Phytotaxa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Taiwan DCB, PITDC, TMU and Insilico Medicine join forces to apply AI for biomedical research
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Three of Taiwan's premier biomedical institutions, DCB, PITDC, TMU, have teamed up with Baltimore-based Insilico Medicine to develop groundbreaking research in applied A.I. for biomedical science. The four parties signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for Cooperation at the BioTaiwan 2017 BioBusiness Asia Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Relationship between emergency care utilization, ambient temperature, and the pollution standard index in Taiwan - Tseng CH, Lu LC, Lan SH, Hsieh YP, Lan SJ.
This study applied a vector error correction model to investigate the effects of ambient temperature (AT) and air quality index values on emergency care utilization (ECU). The Pollution Standards Index (PSI) and total suspended particulates (TSP) were used... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sanuwave Health taps Lithomed as Taiwanese ortho distributor
Sanuwave Health (OTC:SNWV) said today it tapped Lithomed as its orthopedic product distributor in Taiwan. Suwanee, Ga.-based Sanuwave said the selection of Lithomed was the result of an extensive search in the region, and that the contract comes with a minimum order value of $500,000. “Sanuwave has committed to deliver 3-5 new distribution partners in the second quarter and 7-10 by the end of the year. This is the first step in achieving or beating our target. We are also excited to be able to support our science advisor Dr. Chin-Jen Wang, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hos...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Distribution Orthopedics SANUWAVE Health Inc. Source Type: news

Taiwanese minister: China is playing politics with health
Taiwan's health minister has accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from taking part in the annual meeting of the governing body of the World Health Organization (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Does American Health Care Compare To Taiwan?
“Taiwan.” “Thailand?” “No, Taiwan.” Admittedly, I was in the same position when I applied for a teaching position in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Since then, I’ve spent two years living here, and I talk Taiwan to anyone who will listen. The people? Delightful. The food? Phenomenal. The culture and history? Fascinating. I could easily run out of positive adjectives to describe this small island nation, which in the past two years has become my home. A sometimes stinky (tofu), smartphone-addicted, frighteningly small dog-obsessed home, but a home I love nonetheless. Health insuran...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blocked by China, Taiwan Presses to Join U.N. Agency ’ s Meeting
Taiwan ’ s president and ministers want the self-ruled island to have observer status at the World Health Assembly ’ s annual meeting in Geneva. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRIS HORTON Tags: World Health Organization Taiwan World Health Assembly Tsai Ing-wen China United Nations International Relations Epidemics Politics and Government Source Type: news

Cochrane Taiwan announces appointment of new Director
We are pleased to announce thatCochrane Taiwan has appointed Chiehfeng (Cliff) Chen as its new Director, effective February 2017.Cochrane Taiwan ’s work in supporting and promoting evidence-based health care goes back to 2003, and Cliff has been involved with the team’s activities for 11 years. Under the leadership of Founding Director Ken Kuo, the Cochrane Taiwan team has been instrumental in establishing the Center for Evidence-Based M edicine at Taipei Medical University with government support for initiatives including funding for Cochrane Library access for all Ministry of Health and Welfare affiliated hos...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Association of motorcycle use with risk of overweight in Taiwanese urban adults - Lin CY, Liao Y, Park JH.
This study examines the association of motorcycle use with overweight in urban adults in Taiwan. Cross-sectional data from 1069 Taiwanese adults aged 20-64... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news